The United States is supplying modern multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine as part of a new security package. According to the White House, Kyiv has given assurances that it is not planning an attack on Russian territory. But the Kremlin does not believe this promise.
Russia has again issued a strong warning to the West, and in particular to the United States, against supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. The United States is "pouring fuel on the fire" with its modern missile systems, as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian news agency Interfax. "The United States is sticking to its line of fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian," Peskov said.
The delivery of multiple rocket launchers will not persuade Ukraine to resume peace talks. The US government is supplying modern multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine to defend against Russian invasion as part of a new security package. The White House said on Tuesday evening (local time) that Ukraine had pledged not to attack targets on Russian territory with the US-made HIMARS artillery system.
Kremlin spokesman Peskov said Moscow does not believe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the system will not be directed against Russian territory. Rather, the Russian military sees it as a direct threat and will take appropriate countermeasures, said Peskov. He did not give details.
Moscow repeatedly warns the West that the heavy weapons supplied are targets for Russian troops. So far there has not been a case in which Selenskyj has kept a promise, said Peskov. He also failed to keep his election promise to end the war in south-eastern Ukraine, which has been going on since 2014. Instead, he failed to fulfill the Minsk peace plan for the Donbass. Zelenskyj had stated that he rejected the agreements in the agreement.